Orzo with Tomatoes and Parmesan

Orzo with Tomatoes and Parmesan

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


6 people

This tasty side dish features orzo, tomatoes and green onions seasoned with Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick


  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, Coarse Grind
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1 Bring broth to boil in medium saucepan. Add orzo; cook on medium heat 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
  • 3 Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in large nonstick skillet on medium-low heat. Add tomatoes, garlic and Italian seasoning; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.
  • 4
  • 5 Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter, cooked orzo and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add green onions and Parmesan cheese; cook and stir 1 minute.


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